Center for Science Writings Event - Science, History & Global Conquest

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 ( 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm )

Location: Babbio Auditorium, Stevens Institute of Technology

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A talk by historian of science James E. McClellan III.
Wednesday, February 20, 2012, 3-4:30 pm. Babbio Auditorium. 

In this talk, Stevens professor James E. McClellan III explores the historical interconnections between science and state power, which is a theme of his latest book, The Colonial Machine: French Science and Overseas Expansion in the Old Regime. McClellan will examine how fields such as cartography, navigation and medicine facilitated French colonialism, and, conversely, how French expansion into new lands impacted contemporary science. McClellan will also comment upon the unsung and misunderstood nature of historical inquiry and research. 

The Center for Science Writings (CSW) is part of the College of Arts & Letters. All CSW events are free and open to the public. For more information see the CSW website,, or contact CSW Director John Horgan, [email protected]